Material Selections The Different Materials… Stone Descriptions Granite Natural stone with a glass like surface that is incredibly durable, and highly stain, scratch and heat resistant. The first choice in countertop material. Marble Aesthetically versatile; consists of metamorphic rock and is offered in diverse colors and patterns for a sophisticated look. Quartz Engineered stone product made of real stone in combination with manmade products; extremely durable and virtually maintenance free. Limestone Consists of calcium carbonate, layered sediment and fossils; water resistant and available in matte and polished finishes, making it a great choice for bathrooms. Tavertine A variant of marble that is made up of iron compounds providing a striated and beige-colored appearance. Great for flooring or baths. Soapstone Primarily consists of talc, giving it a silky “soapy” feel; has a gray or green smooth matte finish. Slate A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock; offers a durable, thermal resistant, and mildly rough surface; comes in a range of colors. Onyx A semi-precious stone with a milky, and translucent to transparent look; often with layers or bands of color. Beautiful as a bar top or bathroom vanity/shower with lights luminating through.